US media has confirmed the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead outside his clothing shop in Los Angeles.
33-year-old was shot a number of times, and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles.
Nipsey Hussle’s album Victory Lap received a nomination for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available,” said the Los Angeles Police Department.
Rihanna was among the artists who were shocked by the news, tweeting “my spirit is shaken by this”.
J Cole also wrote: “Nipsey you a legend. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I’m praying for your loved ones. This was sposed to be the year we got one in. God had bigger plans for you 🙏🏿”